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Montevideo's Locks Fountain

We've just begun exploring Uruguay's beautiful capital city, Montevideo. On our first day walking around we came across its special fountain dedicated especially for love padlocks.

Situated in a somewhat unromantic location on the busiest commercial street, Avenida 18 de Julio, the fountain is decorated with hundreds of locks painted with lovers' initials.

The plaque on the fountain reads, "The legend of this young fountain tells us that if a lock with the initials of two people in love is placed in it, they will return together to the fountain and their love will be forever locked."

This is actually the first time we've seen love padlocks despite their being a worldwide phenomenon. I wonder how many of these couples are actually still together?

Where is your favourite love monument in the world and what is it?

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3 years 3 months ago

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Anita Mac
3 years 8 months ago

Huge fan of the love locks….looks like a new bucket list coming my way…love locks around the world!! Thanks for the tip!

Inspiring Travellers
3 years 8 months ago

I’ve seen them here and in Estonia now…and friends tell me some people put them on the Brooklyn Bridge…I think so many places have them now – good luck with your search! =)

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[…] first encountered love locks in Montevideo, Uruguay and have come across them in a few places around the world since then. Our guide, Kalev, explained […]

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4 years 3 months ago

there is another city that has such a thing .. the beautiful Rome precisely the Milvian bridge! If you want to make eternal love your holidays in Italy could be just fine!

Inspiring Travellers
4 years 3 months ago

I loved Rome – I only had the opportunity to spend a few days there but it is my number one city on my re-visit list!

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4 years 3 months ago

If you are interested there is still one to five lands in Liguria in Italy .. always obvious! 🙂

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4 years 3 months ago

sure..why not??

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